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Submitted by wiiuonly 700d ago | opinion piece

Nintendo's decision to cancel GoldenEye XBLA: bad for gamers, good for Nintendo?

Rare developed an enhanced version of GoldenEye 007 for Xbox Live Arcade and the Wii's Virtual Console. Unfortunately, Nintendo prevented its release at the last minute, ensuring that no one would get to play it. While their decision was bad for gamers, did Nintendo avoid a a marketing disaster? And with the release of the Wii U, is there hope that the game might finally be released? (golden eye 64, Goldeneye 007, Perfect Dark HD, Perfect Dark XBLA, Virtual Console, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE)

Jadedz  +   700d ago
It's a Nintendo cult classic
Perfect Dark (the XBLA version) is amazing, and I'm sure GE would be just as great as it was back in the day (with added features, of course).
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AJBACK2FRAG  +   700d ago
I really do not like the 360 but I played the revamped PD'' at a friends and all I can say is WOW! I've written before years ago that Rare should bring PD'' to the modern age, ie; graphics, online and so on. The guys who worked on that revision seriously bravo great job! The same treatment for Goldeneye would be epic! Rare should revive their whole library from the N64 daze. Start with Killer Instinct!
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nevin1  +   700d ago
"Nintendo, Microsoft, Rare, and Activision, the current holders of the Bond license,"

Wait do they mean they all own just that one game or the entire Bond license? Last I check, PS3 got a 007 game.

Anyway, i still have a copy for N64.
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REALgamer  +   700d ago
They meant Activision (the last mentioned) is the current holder of the Bond license.

The Nintendo and Microsoft are the publishers (Nintendo of the original, Microsoft now as owners of Rare) and Rare as the developer.

Hence: Nintendo, Microsoft, Rare and Activison all have some stake in a GoldenEye remake and would all need to agree.
BrutallyBlunt  +   700d ago
Nintendo would never agree, they will always be the odd man out. They live inside their own bubble. Sony will support Android and release games on other devices not created by Sony, Microsoft will support the PC and even have an XBOX Live App on Apple's IOS. Rare even made a game for the DS. It's just Nintendo who refuses to work with anybody. They also had the worst track record with 3rd party publishers.

You will never see Nintendo games on any other platform other than their own, even games they have a co-partnership with like GoldenEye.
TheMasterShake  +   700d ago
dude activision is a multiplatform publisher, hence why ps3 got a bond game. use your common sense
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wenaldy  +   700d ago
Not to mention they (Sony) hold license for entire film library lol
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corrus  +   700d ago
NO COMMENT
ChunkyLover53  +   700d ago
Its a business, cant blame them for doing something that they felt was important in a business aspect. I still have my N64 and Goldeneye, so if I ever get nostalgic I can go back and play it like I originally did all of those years ago.
REALgamer  +   700d ago
You'd think they would have pulled the plug earlier and said "no" from the outset though, instead of wasting Rare's (and subsequently Microsoft's) time...
cee773  +   700d ago
rare has been wasting time since kinect so this is childs play
ChunkyLover53  +   700d ago
@cee773

Ya, how dare Rare work on Microsoft's large investment and actually make a launch game that is fun and that works how its supposed to! Off with their heads! Oh, and sell 5 million copies and get rave reviews, what were they thinking!
AJBACK2FRAG  +   700d ago
cee73,
What has Rare accomplished since their departure from Nintendo? PD'' revival and... Oh yeah a sexy pinata game.
thezeldadoth  +   700d ago
oh well. Goldeneye: Source is probably better anyways

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

vs
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-B...
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wwm0nkey  +   700d ago
Nintendo was originally not cool with it but then they reached an agreement, then Activision came along and shut the thing down.

So Nintendo was originally the one to blame but in the end Activision was the one who made sure it never saw the light of day.
TheDivine  +   700d ago
Well its nintendos job to please nintendo fans not ms fans. Why would you help the compitition? I truly did want it but it wouldve been worse on wii and the 360 would overshadow it.
morventhus  +   700d ago
cause if I remember correctly they would have been given a cut of the profits of the xbla one and would have been given rights to release the original on wiiware
Summons75  +   700d ago
But there was a remake.....remember, Call of Duty: 007. Oh wait that's probably why nobody cared about the remake and still wants the N64 game.
a_adji  +   700d ago
they gave them perfect dark so is that not enough? MS as much as I love my xbox dont know what to do with creativity. They either far right or left and never a happy medium.
Stansolo  +   700d ago
Just release it for all the systems, everyone should get to play. Be it PC, PS3, wii, wiiU and 360 users. I can't see a problem.
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Thepcz  +   700d ago
nintendo cancelled it because
they know rare will go crawling back to them. nintendo will buy rare back, then they will release goldeneye exclusively for wiiu :)
AJBACK2FRAG  +   700d ago
But if they do buy Rare back it will be for pennies on the dollar. Remember Rare's last game for The big N? Zelda clone w/ Starfox ick.
hellvaguy  +   700d ago
Newsflash, rare cant "go crawling back" since they are owned by MS.
inStereo  +   700d ago
True that Rare is now owned by Microsoft, but I don't think there would be anything preventing the core team from quitting, then reforming under a different name to work for the big N again... secretly, I've been wanting that for a long time - Donkey Kong 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Banjo Tooie were my favorite N64 games!
Biohazard8860  +   700d ago
Since Wii U is coming out soon i really hope they will try to come to an agreement since both systems can play the game about the same now.
mfer212012  +   694d ago
know what? Since it probably wont be out, best way to play goldeneye 007 Project 64 emu If youve got the hardware, Id say thatll make it look just as eye candy as perfect darks xbla remake 4xAA and SS would do wonders to that ancient rom. I personally cant stand the N64 today, its too low res, jgged looking, very fuzzy and slow framerate at times. But maybe with those new gen of machines on the horizon, maybe something can finally be worked out. Who Knows? Heres to it!!

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